Monday 11 November 1963, Veteran's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vinnie Testaverde and Billy Gunn.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Deep Purple by Nino Tempo & April Stevens.
In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits.
The Skydivers, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Na slovo, na slovo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1963 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Deep Purple
- Jimmy Gilmer - Sugar Shack
- The Village Stompers - Washington Square
- Dale & Grace - I'm Leaving It Up To You
- The Impressions - It's All Right
- Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena
- Lesley Gore - She's A Fool
- Elvis Presley - Bossa Nova Baby
- Tommy Roe - Everybody
- Bobby Bare - 500 Miles Away From Home
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